Thai Square Covent Garden

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610 Reviews
£26 to £40
Thai
Located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the heart of London's West End, Thai Square is a stylish and unique restaurant offering fantastic Thai cuisine. The dining room at Thai Square, which is open until midnight during the week and until 2am Fridays and Saturdays, has a sophisticated bar area opening onto a vaulted, naturally-lit dining room of great style, with granite floors, red and white walls and an imposing golden statue of Buddha – giving the restaurant an uptown ambience. Thai Square also has a small courtyard. Popular for business meetings, Thai Square has an upmarket Thai menu featuring dishes like the grilled lobster with garlic butter, the sea bass rolls served with curry, and the tom kha pla soup – a coconut milk based soup with fish and lemongrass. Thai Square’s wine list is impressive, and the service is superb enough to get you to the theatre on time.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 610 people are saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The service was awful

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Starters were better than the main as they were a bit bland. Great service and overall good experience will go again

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AuntieD
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Took temperature on arrival, you'll need a QR scanner on your phone to see the menu. Distancing between tables was adequate. Service could have been slightly better, only saw two waiting staff and they had a large party to cater for.

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Although its during coronavirus pandemic the service was still excellent and the staff did a great job. I felt welcomed into a safe environment. And really enjoyed my visit here. I have eaten in a couple of thai restaurants and this is by far one of the best i have eaten at. I will definitely come back again and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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IanW
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very enjoyable, the Tom Yum soup was fantastic, and all the ingredients very fresh – we just thought that the curries were somewhat on the mild side.

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Lakisd
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Average overall. Food passable. A bit overpriced for the quality of food service and restaurant.

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ROLO
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thai Square never disappoints!
Although it looked like they were running a reduced menu (from what we recall it) but as we went to the Covent Garden branch that can be understandable, as the West End was - very sadly - pretty quiet, despite going on a day when the 'Eat Out to Help Out' was on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The food is very poor here. I went to a different branch and the food was completely different, a lot nicer. Don’t waste your time at this branch. Staff are rude and the food isn’t up to a high standard at all.

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SarahS
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great, friendly service. Delicious, food that tasted so fresh and generous portions. My only negative is that there isn't much ambience - decor and muzak playing felt tired and old fashioned. But I can't fault the food and service and will return....
Wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant took the booking over OpenTable but would not serve us when we arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

This is the 1st time Ive been to this particular branch, I normally go to the Trafalgar branch. The menu isnt the same as the Trafalgar branch however it is still very good.

Only issue was the long gap between our starter and mains.

Thai Square Covent Garden
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience at Thai Square Covent Garden. Your kind feedback is extremely valued and very much appreciated. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food and we do apologies for the long lap betwwen the meals and hope to welcome you back soon. Sincerely, Nida Porter Guest Relations Manager

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GeorgeM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good! Good ambiance and lovely food! Very enjoyable

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Robel
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Food was good , service was CRAP. We've ordered before many people but good came very very very late and staff were not helpful.

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MonikaS
London
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice food and service. Lovely interior and noise wasn’t too bad as we could enjoy a pleasant conversation

Thai Square Covent Garden
Responded on February 4, 2020

Hi, Great to hear you enjoyed our food and service, and appreciated our lovely decor. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Nida Porter Guest Relations Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service from beginning to end. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. Will definitely be going back.

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Bobba
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excelllent food- staff made us very welcome

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

On arrival the restaurant was closed for renovations with zero notification. Disappointing.

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vipNatH
London
31 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good food, not super cheap but not super expensive either. We were there alongside quite a rowdy xmas party which isn't ideal but not their fault!

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vipIlCapa
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s hard sometimes to be impressed with a place but this is the best Thai I’ve had in London after two years. Red curry was fantastic and pad Thai was delicious. Go for the coconut rice. Enjoy!

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vipiluv2eat
Washington DC
81 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We very much enjoyed our pre-dinner meal at Thai Square. The portions were excellent and very tasty. Can't recommend the duck dishes enough-very large and really good. Very reasonable in price. Service was attentive.

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CharlesB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Despite an early sitting with few diners, staff whilst pleasant were inattentive. It took almost 40 mins to order and receive drinks. Crispy duck and pancakes for 2 at £16 appeared generous on the plate until we discovered a thin layer of meat on top of a dome of lettuce. Main courses were fine and enjoyed by all. It took three attempts to get the bill.

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OluB
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

They took too long to attend to us and take our food order. Poor customer service.

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JaneH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience3

The space was quiet which was nice coming in off the busy street, but it was surprisingly empty given that it was the middle of the day on a Saturday. The staff were kind and attentive - no complaints there. The food, however, was really not good. Those who ordered pad thai said it was bland. I would have been grateful for bland. I ordered Yum Nua and it was almost inedible. The chargrilled beef had 'grill marks' but was more like slices of boiled meat. These were served on watery vegetables. Really unappetizing.

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IanM
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely people serving us wonderful food. Helped us choose different dishes which were excellent. Very friendly staff
Thank you

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vipAlun
London
19 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice meal with friendly staff and good service in nice surroundings. I'm looking forward to coming back here sometime in the future...

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing, service excellent too.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Time duration for food serving is long (over 30mins), and the tomyum soup is really disappointed as it is super salty and sour, i can say it's not even a 'pass'. The mains are fair but the overall experience will not lead to my second visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent. Greeting at the door was slightly impolite. Appreciate they were busy but we had made a booking 5 minutes before on open table. They said they were too busy to take the booking but eventually agreed to give us a table! (After swearing)

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OpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We booked for 5.30 for s pre theatre meal. We were the first into the restaurant - there were 2 step ladders up in ten restaurant and we were told we could only sit near the front of the restaurant even tho 10 minutes later other people walked in and they sat where they wanted to.
We waited a long time for drinks and even longer for the waiter to take our order. The food was tasty however when the bill came we thought it was expensive don’t know honk we will return especially to that one.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I feel it should be told that the measures here are wrong for some drinks and therefore over priced.

I was charged £5 for a 25ml measure of Baileys. That should be the price and measure size of whisky.

Baileys is the same class as port or a liqueur and should be in a 50ml measure.

At £5 a 25ml measure they make £200 out of a £15 bottle.

Beware when you order.

Otherwise the food was good and nice place, so a shame about the measures.

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Staff were miserable and restaurant had no atmosphere. Food was ok but nothing more.

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vipalicezzz
London
14 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very big portion and excellent service.

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Kunmi
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was tasty, two of us ordered a vegetable jungle curry (super spicy!) and a massaman lamb curry which was also nice. Unfortunately the food was slow to arrive, we waited 35 minutes for main and it felt very long as we didn't order starters. One waitress apologised for the delay because they had an unusually big party to cater for. Another waitress dismissed her apology saying that food normally takes about 25 minutes to be served anyway. At 6.30pm the atmosphere was nice and quiet.

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Cesareg
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service was inattentive and slow. Staff just standing chatting. We had to go and find someone to ask for the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was a bit hit and miss but the service was terrible.

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Nathalia
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been here before a couple of times & usually the food and service is good.

However, I turned up for a lunch booking and they had clearly overbooked. They tried to say I didn’t have a booking (which I did) and that they had cancelled it (which they hadn’t). The staff left us waiting a long time without even acknowledging us & did not even apologise for cancelling my booking whilst I was actually there!

We were rudely told that they couldn’t seat us & without any explanation or apology. This has put me off going back & was a real shame after I had planned a family meal there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good value for money. Nice experience but not a cozy place

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vipVFD1
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I don’t normally leave reviews unless something is outstandingly good or shockingly poor. Well, this was certainly the latter. This wasn’t my choice of venue and I didn’t expect much. However, the welcome was rude with barely a word spoken and then I remained seated for nearly 30mins without being asked if I required anything. I’m their defence I was awaiting my companion but that doesn’t mean I don’t require a drink while I wait. When the service did resume it was surly and dysfunctional. I don’t expect much from a Chain restaurant but have they really become so poor? Unfortunately, this one has!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great

FAQs

Thai Square Covent Garden does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Thai Square Covent Garden also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7836 7600.

Thai Square Covent Garden is rated 4 stars by 610 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.